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Just came to me a minute ago and got me wondering... what techniques are you guys least confident in?

 

For me it would have to be deep diving crank baits and dropshot. I have never landed a fish on a deep diver. As for dropshot, I'm just ignorant to everything about it and never really looked much into it.

 

I really want to learn more about dropshot. I mean REALLY want to get effective with it.

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Just came to me a minute ago and got me wondering... what techniques are you guys least confident in?

 

For me it would have to be deep diving crank baits and dropshot. I have never landed a fish on a deep diver. As for dropshot, I'm just ignorant to everything about it and never really looked much into it.

 

I really want to learn more about dropshot. I mean REALLY want to get effective with it.

Funny you should mention that, I've been thinking the same thing the last couple days. 

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LEARN THE DROP SHOT!

 

That is an order!!!!

 

Great presentation; easy to use; easy to set up; easy to set the hook.

 

Let me tell you a story about the drop shot. Fishing on the Potomac River my buddy and I were struggling in the grasses that held the bass.

 

We punched, threw Chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, Senkos, Dingers, shaky heads, trick worms, Texas-rigs, frogs, and if we could, the kitchen sink.

 

No luck. One or two dinks.

 

So what did "Goober" do? He took his spinning rig and re-set it with a drop shot and had only 8-inches from the hook to the weight.

 

I told him he was going to get hung up in the grass with the exposed hook. So he rigged the small Senko Texas style to hide the hook.

 

And what did he do? He waxed my fanny! The caught four in an hour as I just stood there dropping my shaky head and Senkos in the holes and dragging them over the grass.

 

I then set up a drop shot and got some outstanding hits. Like the rod tip would bend over when the bass hit the drop shot bait.

 

This technique can product strikes so you really need to consider learning it. Once you master the drop shot you will be a better fisherman and your catch ratio will increase.

 

Just a suggestion.

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The 2 that come to mind are the shaky head and cranking in general, maybe chatterbaits too. The ponds I fish are just ufriendly to those techniques.

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funny, cause mine is cranks period and dropshot, never found a pattern for either, If I caught one with cranks before it was completely random

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I'm not very comfortable with the C-rig and need to get confidence in this as I know I'm missing out on fish.

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I'm not very comfortable with the C-rig and need to get confidence in this as I know I'm missing out on fish.

 

 

My favorite fishing is frog and c-rig. Just find some brush piles, rocks, logs, stumps, whatever.... and drag that sucker through there. Pop it. Lift it and drop it. Drag it. Snap it hard. I really like how when c-rigging, you're constantly feeling something along the bottom. 

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Drop shot and C-Rig. I at least attempted to try it this time around but after getting snagged it wasn't fun any more.

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Jigs, I have never really put in the hours to learn how to fish them. I generally use a crank, spinner, or a worm rigged various different ways.

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Jigging for sure. Iv never really given it the time of day until recently. Iv fought two fish on a jig since Iv started practicing, and it really feels like something I could have tons of fun with.

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Jigging for sure. Iv never really given it the time of day until recently. Iv fought two fish on a jig since Iv started practicing, and it really feels like something I could have tons of fun with.

 

I'll tell you - I really enjoy flipping jigs. ALOT. I love flipping docks, trees, and stumps. I don't know how to describe it, but bass seem to just love to pound a falling jig. 

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Cranking of any kind. That being said I would rather be proficient at the Carolina or drop shot

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Hard jerk baits, even after pledging last year to get good with them, I still caught nothing on them through Fall and Winter. I've never struggled with any other technique as much as I have hard jerk baits. :Idontknow:

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For me it's the traditional way of fishing Senkos. I try it and it only takes a few minutes before my confidence is gone and I move to something else. It's like watching paint dry and I'd rather slam my hand in a car door than fish it, but I know I need to use it and gain some confidence in it. 

 

Another is tubes. I want to fish them but I don't really like the feel of them. I can't tell if I'm in rocks or on hard bottom and I know there is a lot that I don't know about them. 

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Drop shot is new to me. I haven't really explored it thoroughly yet. Fishing very slow in general is tough. I'm a power fisherman and I like to cover a lot of water. I have been seeing this year if I slow down and dissect areas a little more, I'm pulling out more fish so that is a good thing. 

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No me gusta drop shot....

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Just came to me a minute ago and got me wondering... what techniques are you guys least confident in?

 

For me it would have to be deep diving crank baits and dropshot. I have never landed a fish on a deep diver. As for dropshot, I'm just ignorant to everything about it and never really looked much into it.

 

I really want to learn more about dropshot. I mean REALLY want to get effective with it.

I just recently got into bass fishing and the first techniques that I turned to were the crankbait and T-rig.  I fish a lot of ledges so I think that's why the crankbaits were more appealing to me.  I've had some luck, but it could be just that...luck.  I still have a lot to learn about it.  The T-rig, however, I think I have the most confidence in right now.  I feel like every time I drop it in the water, I'll pull in a fish.  My least confident at the moment is probably top water.  I never know when to throw them, how to retrieve them, etc.  People say it's a blast and one of the funnest ways to fish, but I have never got a fish using top water...ever.  Soft plastics, whether it be a swim bait or worm, are my go-to.  It's time I branched out and began learning the other techniques.

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The jig. The freakin' jig. I have a ton of them all dolled up with different trailers. I've tried them on every other outing, thrown them into some nasty 'jiggy' looking stuff, but rarely land anything with them. The few times I did catch on a jig it felt so unconventional and fluke-ish that it hasn't done much for my confidence in them. I just don't catch around here on the jig. Then I switch over to a fat ika or something with a tungsten and a bead and start slamming them in the same water.

 

I keep trying but it just hasn't clicked yet.

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Pitching I'm getting more cobfident in it now that I've caught a few fish

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Pitching I'm getting more cobfident in it now that I've caught a few fish

 

 

I practice this constantly in my back yard just to stay up to snuff. 

 

I just recently got into bass fishing and the first techniques that I turned to were the crankbait and T-rig.  I fish a lot of ledges so I think that's why the crankbaits were more appealing to me.  I've had some luck, but it could be just that...luck.  I still have a lot to learn about it.  The T-rig, however, I think I have the most confidence in right now.  I feel like every time I drop it in the water, I'll pull in a fish.  My least confident at the moment is probably top water.  I never know when to throw them, how to retrieve them, etc.  People say it's a blast and one of the funnest ways to fish, but I have never got a fish using top water...ever.  Soft plastics, whether it be a swim bait or worm, are my go-to.  It's time I branched out and began learning the other techniques.

 

 

I've never really thrown much science into topwaters. If I'm fishing, and I see fish splashing, I'll throw a top water. If they aren't splashing too. I get to a spot and might feel a wild hair and cast a cpl times with one - If I don't get a hit, I'll switch to something else. Before I leave a spot, I might throw a top water a cpl times to try for any last hits.

 

I have NEVER used a topwater with the idea "this is what I MUST throw to catch fish." Anytime I've gotten a topwater hit, I also get fluke hits and worm hits.

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I'm never confident at all, well not fully.  I practice all the time mainly with what I use most of the time. Even at 62 years old I'm still learning.

 

My very first day out with a jig & pig i casted it down a rocky point off the low bridge next to the channel.  As I hopped it up to the shore line a bass hit it right away on the first cast.  I stayed with it for a while just to get the  presentation down.  I use the rocky point to my advantage by casting down it, fan casting it parallel.

 

With any new lure and presentation just ask here first or watch the video's over and over listen to what they say and watch what they do with the rod.  The presentation is very important. I go here first then to you tube , Glenn is on there too. Then go out and try it.  These guys are spot on.

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